Welcome to the Skin Care Forum

The Skin Care Forum  is an informational service for cosmetic professionals which deals with various topics including the composition, structure and efficacy of cosmetic products and new developments in the area of active ingredients. The Skin Care Forum also features articles on cosmetic legislation, development, formulation technology, test methods, product performance, and specific market segments, thus displaying this expertise in numerous fields.


The Skin Care Forum offers several features including

  • article accessibility by topic
  • library of images including descriptions
  • collections of links on cosmetic journals, legislation, etc.
  • archive containing issues 1-20

Please take a few minutes to explore this extensive source of information.


BASF has decided to disconti-
nue the Skin Care Forum. The website will remain accessible, but won’t be updated anymore. To stay up to date with BASF’s Personal Care business in the future, please visit our website.


Aesthetic aspects of skin ageing, prevention and local treatment

September 2015

Christos C. Zouboulis, Rana Elewa, Ruta Ganceviciene, et al.
Skin ageing is a complex biological process influenced by a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Ageing skin shows wrinkles, uneven tone, loss of elasticity and thinning. Skin health is considered one of the principal factors representing overall “well-being” and the perception of “health” in humans. Therefore, anti-ageing strategies to combat both ageing signs and dysfunction have been ...

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Cosmetics Now and Then

September 2015

Imogen Matthews
We are living in an age when cosmetics innovation is advancing faster than ever before. The dizzying array of new product concepts, formulations, textures and colours is contributing to consumers’ changing beauty rituals and creating a vibrant marketplace. It’s easy to get carried away by the sheer volume of new products launching, but is our enthusiasm for cosmetics really that different from that ...

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Behavioral Aspects of Sunscreen Use

August 2015

Brian Diffey
For over 60 years, an increasing number of white people have used sunscreens, principally in North America, Europe and Australia. Sunscreen use has also become common among non-white populations such as in Japan. Whilst the primary purpose of sunscreen is to reduce the amount of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching the epidermis, the underlying reasons that people use them include reducing the ...

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